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Red or Green Chile With That? – Santa Fe, New Mexico

Red or Green Chile With That? – Santa Fe, New Mexico

A couple of weeks ago, we met my parents in Santa Fe. We had no expectations of Santa Fe, and I suspect that is one of the reasons we fell in love with it. The historic central plaza seemed straight out of Mexico and the old (oldest in the USA) adobe buildings were a...
Chile: Temuco to Pucón

Chile: Temuco to Pucón

After our second wedding near Temuco, we headed south towards famous Patagonia and to pick up our friends in Puerto Montt and Bariloche. But before we got there, we were entering another region – the lake district – which actually spreads from Temuco...
Wining Our Way Through Northern Argentina

Wining Our Way Through Northern Argentina

After arriving in San Pedro de Atacama, Chile it was time for a legitimate American/Canadian Thanksgiving dinner with Jenine, George, Mallary and Chris, complete with turkey, stuffing, potatoes, veggies, and wine.  We all raised a glass and enjoyed each others’...
Las Leñas and Valle Hermoso

Las Leñas and Valle Hermoso

February 2016 Driving through the irrigated vineyards of Mendoza we marveled at the fancy wineries, it felt like we were in California’s Napa Valley. Malbec You can tour the different plush wineries, taste the Malbec and buy a case. After an overnight stop in...
Santiago

Santiago

It’s a happening place, Santiago. A sprawling capital city of six million people and almost certainly the most modern and ‘westernised’ city on the continent. That’s not to say it is without culture, history and character – it has these in spades too. We had spent a...
Pisco tasting and the weirdest night

Pisco tasting and the weirdest night

Valle del Elqui, a beautiful place like no other – green valleys set between steep rocky yellow hills. A place known for its production of famous brandy-like national drink – Pisco, which is also a constant source of dispute between Chile and...
Easter Island

Easter Island

Moai… everywhere, everywhere! You know those big stone-head things for which the island is famous? They’re called ‘Moai’, and there’s almost 900 of them. Many of them are either nose-planted, face-down in the dirt or buried out of sight, but a famous few are standing...
Northern Argentina

Northern Argentina

In San Pedro de Atacama (Chile)  we said good-bye to our friends and took off for Argentinian border. A new country again, how different they have all been, and how interesting. The border was the usual “gong show” and again, we had to pay $ 160 each to be...
Wine and high peaks

Wine and high peaks

Our main mission in Mendoza was to learn about the region’s wines. The city is Argentina’s capital of winemaking, which in itself is a good enough reason for a visit. But it’s also a rather cool city, with wide tree-lined streets, shady plazas with fountains and...
Chapter 44: Our Chilean Heroes

Chapter 44: Our Chilean Heroes

  The following post details the Nowhere Men’s journey from February 25 – March 13: Story Highlights: Antofagasta became our amazing oasis in the desert In the city of Valparaiso, we find that beauty isn’t everything Pilar and her family take us in...

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